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    Preparatory Program

Joanna Boulden is a dual Canadian and Australian citizen, teaching as an Instructor in the Preparatory Program at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University.


She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, USA, in 1996, and her Master of Education in TESOL from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, in 2019. In 2003, she received a Cambridge Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).


Joanna Boulden has more than a decade of experience teaching English language learners in Canada, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia. In the past, she has been a member of KSAALT TESOL and the Al Khobar Chapter Treasurer.


Her research interests include teaching English to speakers of other languages, student motivation, and the cultural and academic challenges and adjustments of ESL/EFL learners. Her final research project for her master’s degree investigated the academic challenges and adjustments of female Saudi students studying in Australian universities.


Joanna Boulden hopes to contribute to the English language education of female Saudi students in the Preparatory Program at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, so that students successfully attain their degrees and meet their personal and professional goals. Her goal as a teacher is to create a communicative and supportive classroom environment where students are motivated and appropriately challenged to not only become proficient in English, but lifelong learners of the English language. 

I have attended various conferences and workshops through KSAALT TESOL:

I am interested in TESOL related research. I am especially interested in the psychology of student learning that is related to multiple intelligences, cultural differences and student motivation. 

Member and Khobar Chapter Treasurer of KSAALT TESOL (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Association of Language Teachers)